It's hard to believe that eight years have passed since the tragic events of 9/11. While most of us have not forgotten what happened that day, we've probably allowed ourselves to fall back into the routine we had before 9/11, and in some cases, even believing that something like this would never happen to us again.
That's why I think it's important to remember this day as much as we can. Families of the thousands who lost their lives certainly have not forgotten. Neither have those who are currently fighting the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with their families and friends. I'm sure none of us will ever forget the footage we saw on television in the hours, days, and weeks following the collapse of the World Trade Center.
No matter how we may feel about the state of things currently in our country (fewer jobs, difficult economy, the rising cost of health care), 9/11 did demonstrate that America can band together and stand firm against the evil that often plagues our world, and that we can still take pride in who we are and where we live.
My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families who lost loved ones that day eight years ago, along with those who have lost loved ones while defending us through our armed forces. A big thank you goes to all of our troops and their families who sacrifice so much to help us preserve our freedom.
God Bless America!